736 pages, 7.8 × 5.51 × 1.9 in
May 15, 1998
Henry Holt Books for Young Readers
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0805060170
ISBN - 13: 9780805060171
About the Author
Norman Kingsley Mailer was born on January 31, 1923 in Long Branch, N. J. and then moved with his family to Brooklyn, N. Y. Mailer later attended Harvard University and graduated with a degree in aeronautical engineering, Mailer served in the Army during World War II, and later wrote, directed, and acted in motion pictures. He was also a co-founder of the Village Voice and edited Disssent for nine years. Mailer has written several books including: "The Armies of the Night,""Miami and the Siege of Chicago,""Of a Fire on the Moon," and "The Executioner's Song," which won the Pulitzer Prize.
From Our Editors
In America just after the Second World War, one novel stood apart from the rest: Norman Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead. The gritty story of a Marine platoon stationed on the Japanese-held island of Anopopei, written by Mailer when he was just 22, The Naked and the Dead was hailed by critics for its realism and poignancy, and its author praised for his maturity and talent. The 50th-anniversary edition of this American classic features a new introduction by the author.